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2024-2025 College Catalog 
2024-2025 College Catalog

Surgical Technology, AAS

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Minimum credits:  60

Contact hours: 64-75

The Surgical Technology program at Kirtland is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions as surgical technologists.  Following successful completion of this program, graduates are eligible to take the national certification exam.


General Education & Prerequisite Courses: 23-27 credits

All courses have a minimum grade requirement of a “C”, except for the electives noted.

Total Credits: 60-64

Sequence of Courses



  • Prerequisite courses may be repeated one time only to obtain the required grade.
  • BIO-25000 and BIO-25100 may be substituted for the A & P requirement if previously completed with a “C” or better grade.
  • Felony convictions and certain misdemeanor convictions will prohibit admission to the surgical technology program. For additional information, please check with the Health Sciences Office at healthsciences@kirtland.edu.
  • Students who wish to apply for the program must meet with their academic advisor in order to begin the application process. Once the advisor releases the student to the health science office, they will be provided with the program application to fill out. Applications are received until May 15th of each year. Late applications will be accepted if seats are available after all on-time applicants have been evaluated. Acceptance notifications will be emailed to students via their Kirtland email account. Note: If applicants exceed the number of available seats in the program, students will be ranked.
  • Students are ranked for acceptance into the program based on: (1) anticipated date of completion of prerequisite course work; (2) date of college application declaring surgical technology as program of study; (3) G.P.A of required prerequisite courses BIO 23500, BIO 23600, and ALH 10101.
  • Background check and drug testing of all students will be required prior to clinical site placement.
  • Immunization records, physical examination, and BLS are required prior to clinical placement.
  • Each class of Surgical Technology students is considered a cohort (group) and courses/schedules are assigned. Students are expected to complete the program specific sequence of courses within the two stated semesters. All others would be required to follow the program reentry policy as stated in the program handbook.

Students should seek additional information and/or advising from their academic advisor.

Call (989) 275-5000, ext. 280 to schedule an appointment.

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